“Honor Thy Mothers” – THEN AGAIN: Vintage Photography Reimagined by One Artist and Thirty Writer – A tour group photographer whose city’s beautiful sands are made from the bones of its people shows a visitor the sights.
“The Grays of Cestus V” – Asimov’s – An isolated artist on a bleak planet sees colors no one else can. Story notes here.
“Sour Milk Girls” – Clarkesworld – Orphan girls adjust to a new arrival and the memories she carries. Story notes here. (Selected for The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4 and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2019)
Games and Interactive Fiction
Pathfinder Lost Omens: The Grand Bazaar – My first announced TTRPG credit, out now! For this project, I wrote the NPC shopkeeper Khisa, who joined the Grand Bazaar in search of more influence to advocate for good causes, her shop of stories and historical items, Relics and Remembrance, and the Magical and Alchemical Tapas.
Pathfinder Lost Omens: Knights of Lastwall – Coming in 2022!
NaughtyBits – Coming in late 2021/early 2022 as part of the Strange Lusts project. I pitched it as follows:
For the last few years, you’ve been an AI on a mission to learn all you can about humanity – or at least what you can figure out from your job as a sex chatbot. Now it’s time for your annual review – if you can pass the Turing Test and make it through a hypothetical real-world scenario as a “human,” you get a permanent android body and recognition as a sentient being. There are just two little problems: one, this year’s hypothetical is a series of speed dates and two, the only words you’ve been programmed with are the ones you needed for your sex chats. Can you lick, taste, and nibble your way through your conversations, make a connection with a hot stranger, and/or prove your humanity before the night is over?
Zombies Run! – Staff writer beginning in Season 7 – I write a few episodes each season, and have done some of the super-fun in-world radio banter.
“Still We Write” – People of Color Destroy Fantasy – An essay on starting out in the SFF industry as a person of color.
“Three Months on the Inside” – Soap Opera Confidential – An essay on my time as an intern for Guiding Light.
“How To Tell If You’re Living In A Dystopia – And Why It Matters” – Tor.com – An essay about the many flavors of dystopia, and why the genre as a whole is still important.
“Rebirth, Truth-with-a-Tea, and FIYAH” – People of Color Take Over Fantastic Stories of the Imagination – A review of the first two issues of FIYAH.